"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Friday, November 11, 2011

Frugal Meal Friday:Hearty Chicken Stew

I love soups!  They are definitely a good way to stretch those groceries and eat frugally.  This one is a great way to use leftover chicken after you have roasted a whole chicken.  Also, this soup is delicious with turkey too, so we love to make this with leftovers after Thanksgiving!  A great tip for this month, huh?

You will need:

~1/4 c. butter
~1 onion, chopped
~3 ribs celery, sliced
~4 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4" slices
~2 med or 4 small potatoes, cut into small cubes
~6 T all-purpose flour (or use gluten free flour like me)
~8 cups chicken stock
~1 tsp. dried basil
~1 can corn, drained (or use frozen, or substitute green beans or whatever)
~leftover cooked chicken (however much you have...the more the better, but if the quantity isn't huge then you can compensate by adding extra veggies)

Start this in the morning!  Melt the butter in a small skillet; add onions and cook until tender.  Stir in carrots and celery, and cook until tender.  Place in crock pot; stir in potatoes and flour.  Pour in the chicken stock.  Add chicken and basil, stir to combine, and put lid on crock pot.  Cook on low all day.

This really is a very delicious soup, and so cheap to make.  It's my son's favorite.  Enjoy!

This post is linked up at:
Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways


  1. Yes, we love homemade soup around here, as well...Looks like a great one, April!

    God Bless!

  2. April! This looks amazing! I can almost smell it through the computer screen:) This post is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable this Wednesday. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

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  3. April! You made it:) Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
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  4. I am so glad it is soup season, I was waiting for it to come over the long summer and now that it's here, I am making soup 1-2x a week! We love chicken noodle too and this is that minus the noodles, yum!

    I would love for you to share posts like this posts over at my link up, Healthy 2day Wednesdays! I hope you'll check it out. (starts at 11pm EST Tuesday nights and open until Saturday afternoon)